David Firmin

Shareholder in Charge of Finance

Phone: 303.991.2028
David A. Firmin is the Shareholder in Charge of Finance at Altitude Community Law. David is a longtime resident of Colorado having moved to Littleton when he was 6 years of age. David stayed in the area attending the University of Denver for both undergraduate and law school. Out of law school, David’s legal work concentrated on real estate law and development issues including formation and creation of homeowners associations. Prior to entering the Homeowners association world, David worked with Ryland Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes handling land acquisitions, land entitlements, corporate governance and special districts. David has also worked with the Wheat Ridge Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Partnership setting up homeowner associations for income qualified housing developments. An active volunteer with the Community Association Institute, David has served on the CAI-RMC Spring Showcase Committee, Mountain Conference Committee and is a member of the Colorado Legislative Action Committee. He has also been a frequent presenter for CAI at both a local and national level, presents for HOA Leader on nationwide topics and is recognized as an industry leader. In his spare time, David enjoys hiking, snow shoeing and traveling both locally and worldwide.

B.A. University of Denver – 1991
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver School of Law – 1998

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute – Since 2006
1st Judicial District Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute, Colorado Legislative Action Committee – 2017 to 2018

Admitted In:
Colorado and Arizona

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:


03/03 – Planning for a Disaster—Are You Ready?

06/02 – Legislative and Case Law Update

06/08 – Legislative and Case Law Update (The Condensed Version)



Recent Publications by David A. Firmin

With the turning of the calendar from 2021 to 2022 new Fannie Mae lending guidelines become effective on January 1, 2022.  One of the new lending guidelines includes a prohibition on the purchase of loans in communities with significant deferred maintenance or unsafe conditions.  These new guidelines are a direct result of the Surfside tragedyGo to Article

On Friday, July 2, 2021, Governor Polis signed into law HB 21-1229, the Unit Owners Protection Bill, and HB 21-1310, the Freedom of Speech Bill. HB 21-1229 and HB 21-1310 will become effective in September unless referred to the people for a vote.  See our prior Legislative Wrap-up blog post for a brief summary ofGo to Article

As HB 21-1229 continues to work its way through the process, I find myself humming the tune of I’m Just a Bill from the wonderful School House Rock series.  As HB 21-1229 continues to work its way through the legislative process, it has been subject to substantial revisions.  It finally, however, made its way outGo to Article


About five years ago, I drafted an article influenced by a particularly hostile meeting requested for the purpose of recalling an existing board.  This existing board was comprised of a group of new owners in the community that we’re concerned about how the “old guard” had been conducting business.  The supporters of the “old guard”Go to Resource
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